If, like us, you’ve been eagerly awaiting the next installment of Netflix’s lavish royal drama The Crown since some time in mid-November, you’ll be pleased to learn that the streaming site has graced us with a brand new trailer for Season 2, promising political wrangling and romantic angst against a tumultuous international backdrop.
Picking up Queen Elizabeth‘s story 10 years into her reign, the second season takes us into the latter half of the 60s. As previously hinted by showrunner Peter Morgan, a greater focus will fall upon Matt Smith’s Prince Philip, and future episodes set to take the tension points in his marriage (as explored in the show’s debut season) to the breaking point.
Also on the agenda will be post-war political and social — this is the 60s, after all — upheaval. The trailer sees Claire Foy‘s Elizabeth note that “I have been Queen for barely 10 years, and in that time, not one of them has lasted the course.” After Winston Churchill’s retirement, British politics struggled to stabilize, resulting in a revolving line-up of short-lived Prime Ministers at Downing Street.
For a time, things certainly (albeit briefly) seemed more glamorous across the Atlantic, something that’ll be touched upon in the second season: the trailer gives us a quick glimpse at The Crown‘s John and Jackie Kennedy, as played by Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall and newcomer Jodi Balfour.
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Season 1 wasn’t exactly kind to Princess Margaret (as played by Vanessa Kirby), who was forced to give up her romance with the recently divorced Captain Peter Townsend in the interests of royal protocol. Season 2, however, brings her a new love interest in the form of society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, better known as Lord Snowden. He’ll be played by Matthew Goode, who has a form for this sort of thing: the actor was last seen playing another upper-class chap (and eventual husband of Lady Mary) in Downton Abbey. We can’t wait to watch the second season!
This post was written by Katie Rosseinsky and originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia.
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